Parking Information for
Sarasota Opera Patrons

Nearby Parking Garages:

2020 Downtown Parking

Palm Avenue Garage (City of Sarasota)

Located northwest of the Palm Avenue and Main Street intersection, just behind the Opera House.

For most Sarasota Opera ticketed performances there will be a $5 charge (cash only) as you enter, good through the end of the performance.

At other times: The first 2 hours are complimentary, and after that, there is a $3 charge for hour 3 and $1 for each hour thereafter.
For the easiest exit, pay before you return to your car. Payment machines take both cash and credit card. Payment machines take both cash and credit card. Take a ticket when you enter the garage and keep it with you. For more details and updates, please refer to the city of Sarasota's website

100 Central Avenue (City of Sarasota)

Entrance on 2nd Street. Free public parking on the 2nd floor only. 4-hour limit.

Plaza at Five Points (Privately owned)

Located at 50 Central Avenue: entrance on 1st Street. $2 per hour, up to $6 maximum.

Important Note
Please do not park in the parking lot of the William G. Selby Library or in the ground floor lot adjacent to the Whole Foods Market, as you may be towed and/or ticketed.

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Valet Parking is available in front of the Sarasota Opera House 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to curtain for a $10 charge. Free valet parking is available to Sarasota Opera subscribers and patrons ($100 annually and above). Subscribers and patrons are encouraged to post their Valet Parking static cling decal on the passenger side of their vehicle's windshield to indicate that you a subscriber and/or patron to parking valets.

Please be prepared for a brief wait following the performance for your car to arrive. Tipping is encouraged. (Please note that valet will not be available at weekday matinees).


Call Sarasota Opera Box Office at (941) 328-1300